The Revd Becky Waring announced as the next Archdeacon of Bristol

First published 24th June 2024

The Rt Revd Vivienne Faull, Bishop of Bristol, is delighted to announce that the Revd Becky Waring has been appointed as the next Archdeacon of Bristol.

Bishop Viv says:

“It is with great joy and confidence that I welcome Becky as the next Archdeacon of Bristol. Becky brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, and wisdom to this role as a Bristolian, an HR professional and a deeply prayerful priest.  I look forward to witnessing the ongoing positive impact of her dedicated and compassionate leadership in the parishes and communities of Bristol Archdeaconry, as well as on the Bishop’s staff team.”

Prior to ordination, Revd Becky Waring worked in the private, voluntary and charity sectors, where her roles have always involved enabling and equipping people. She has served parishes in lay, self-supporting and incumbent capacities, as well as undertaking Diocesan roles as Adviser for Lay Ministry, and Warden of Readers. In recent years Becky has served as Vicar of St Martin's Knowle, Area Dean of Bristol South, and is currently the Acting Archdeacon of Bristol.

Becky says:

“I am so pleased to be appointed as the next Archdeacon of Bristol. This is a vocation I believe God has called me to fulfil, and having undertaken the role in a temporary capacity for the last six months, I feel excited about all that lies ahead. I believe I am called to equip and enable local parish churches, clergy and laity, to fulfil their vocations in their communities, as we follow Jesus, serve others and transform our communities. I want to be a voice of encouragement for our churches to be brave, generous, open and creative, and to do all I can to support the revitalisation of our churches for the glory of God’s kingdom. I’m thankful for the people of St Martin’s Knowle, and whilst I will miss being their vicar, I look forward to our ongoing relationship as their Archdeacon.”

Becky will be welcomed, licensed and installed during Evensong at Bristol Cathedral on Sunday 1 September 2024 at 3.30pm.


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